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IV 2β or Not 2β, That Is the Question!

Joseph Varon, MD, FCCP; Robert E. Fromm, Jr, MD, MPH, FCCP; Paul E. Marik, MD, FCCP
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Affiliations: Houston, TX
 ,  Drs. Varon and Fromm are Associate Professors of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine.,  Pittsburgh, PA
 ,  Dr. Marik is Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Correspondence to: Joseph Varon, MD, FCCP, 2219 Dorrington, Houston, TX 77030; e-mail: jvaron@roamer.net



Chest. 2002;122(4):1116-1118. doi:10.1378/chest.122.4.1116
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The increasing prevalence of asthma has paralleled an increase in acute asthma exacerbations and asthma morbidity. This is reflected by the occurrence of > 1.8 million emergency department (ED) visits for asthma in the United States annually, leading to nearly 500,000 hospitalizations.1 Because of the significant morbidity and economic costs, clinicians are constantly searching for new interventions with which to treat acutely ill patients as well as more effective ways of using existing agents.

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